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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Warm dnd Humid Tonight and Saturday Baseball on KWNO Saturday and 8; "Sunday (FM) VOLUME 53, NO. 87 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 1953 ElOHTEiN PAGES Mrs. Wieczorek Dies of Sunday Crash Injuries Daughter, Driver Of Second Car Still in Hospital ALMA, Wis. r 3. Chester Wieczorek, 38, native of Siafe Park Stickers to Public ST. PAUL new "wind- shield sticker" permits required on all vehicles entering state parks in Minnesota are now available to the public, Parks Director U. W. Hella announced. Mail orders for the maroon and green stickers, which sell for are now being received at the Division of State Parks, State Of- fice Building, St. Paul. Checks and money orders must be made pay- able to "Treasurer, State of Minne- sota." The permits are also available 'and wife of a Winona I at county auditors' offices and at This Map Locates western and central front sectors in Korea where Allies are locked in combat today with the Chinese Reds, both sides pouring reinforcements into the mounting battle. On the Western front north of Seoul Reds grabbed Outpost Carson in a 5 000-man assault. Allies were reported to hold the other outposts after heavy fighting in the area where British troops defending the Hook beat off two Chinese battalions. On the east-central front South Koreans battled to oust Reds who grabbed several outposts in a attack. (AP Wirephoto Map to The Republican- Ike, Taft Seek To Avoid Break Chiefs baseball player, died Thurs- day at p.m. at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Wabasha, of injuries suf- fered Sunday evening in a head-on automobile collision on Highway 35 just south of here. Reported to be in fair condition immediately following the accident, she was placed on the "critical" list Wednesday. She suffered skull and facial fractures, internal in- juries, a broken leg, extensive lac- erations and bruises. Lois Improving Meanwhile, Lois, 16-year-old daughter of the Wieczoreks, con- tinued today to show steady im- provement at the hospital. She will I be hospitalized for some time with i a triple fracture of one leg, head and internal injuries, lacerations and bruises. Less seriously hurt in the crash I was the 20-year-old driver of the 1 other car, Marcel Semling, Foun- tain City, whose condition is de- scribed today as good. He had a broken ankle, a crushed knee, in- ternal injuries, lacerations and bruises. He will be in the hospital several more weeks, his physician said this morning. Investigating officers described the crash as and said it was a "perfect head-on colli- TODAY Defense Will Test Wilson Jy JOSEPH and STEWART.ALSOP WASHINGTON real ques- tion about the Administration's controversial defense program is not whether earlier defense plan- ning was practical or impractical, wasteful or economical. The real question is whether Secretary of Defense Wilson is going on the rule that adequate and rea- sonable American defenses have first priority. There is a lot of evidence, by now, that first priority may have been givsn to other aims, such as balancing the budget, reducing taxes, and brir.gmg the wild chaos of the Pentagon under effective managerial control. But the evid- ence is not as yet final and de- cisive, because Secretary Wilsoa might well have done everything that he has done in order to clear the decks for a more efficient ef- fort. The test of whether Secretary Wilson is primarily concerned with his primary job, which is defend- ing this country, is occurring at this moment. The so-called Kelly report, recommending an Ameri- can air defeise program, is now in Senator Explains Statement on Korea Personal Viewpoint WASHINGTON Ml President Eisenhower and Sen, Taft (R-Ohio) today avoided any party-splitting sion. Buffalo County Coroner H. F. Stohr, Alma, said this morning he will confer with Sheriff Glen A. Davis and Buffalo County Traffic Officer Henry Zeichert. He said an inquest will be held concerning the state parks. According to a 1953 law, no motor vehicle may enter a park without a permit af- fixed to its windshield. The permits entitle the car and its occupants to entrance in any state park dur- ing the year of issuance. 2 Youths'Killed, 6 Hurt in Crash Near Eau Claire EAU CLAIRE, Wis. pic- nic ground party after high school graduation climaxed in death of two youths and injury to six other students near here Thursday night. Dead were Ernest W. Bett, 18, Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Le- Moine Anderson, 16, Altoona, Wis. Six other students, including three boys and two girls riding in a car driven by Bett were in Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. Paul Boley, Eau Claire county traffic patrolma-n, said he was told that the group had gone on a party at Big Falls picnic grounds 10 miles east of Eau Claire after Altoona High School commence- ment exercises were over. They were following a country road leading to a paved highway U.N.Troops, Reds Locked in Com bat Armies Pouring Tomorrow's Memorial Day observance an American tradition, will include the men of all allied nations fighting in Korea who lie in this U. N. military cemetery at Pusan, South Korea. In the background are the flags of the allied na- tions. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 1U14UC3L will uc 1AWU j-Qgfl fading ttl 3 causes of the accident but indicat- wnen the car struck ed it will be "several days" be- j bridge abutment. fore a coroner's jury will be im-1 paneled. Not Interviewed Sheriff Davis indicated this morn- despite i ing he and Zeichert were at the Wabasha hospital Wednesday hop a concrete U. S. policies in Korea and the- Far East. The White House took the initia- tive only a few hours after Eisen- hower had said at a news confer- ence that he did not agree with Taft's assertion that the U. S. "might as well forget the United Nations as far as the Korean War is concerned." Eisenhower aides called Taft's office to inquire about the health of the Senate Republican leader. They intimated the President planned to address a note of cheer to Taft, hospitalized in Cincinnati with an undiagnosed hip pain. Eisenhower had sent such a mes- sage when the senator was in Wal- ter Reed Hospital here last week for a checkup. Taft was publicly silent about the President's disavowal of the Ohioan's proposal that the U. S. withdraw "from all further peace negotiations in Korea" if present truce talks fail. Aides said, Taft would not comment for several days, if at all. But Robert A. Taft Jr. thejsen- meczoreK5 ator's son, noted in a telephone ffl PW from Cincinnati tnat ........___- ing to interview 'the crash victims, but'ne dicated the injured would not be permitted to discuss the crash with officials ''for several more days." Davis said this morning, "We will try to get permission to talk with them in a few days and will know more at that time about whether any charges will be press- In the meantime, funeral serv- ices for Mrs. Wieczorek will be held Monday at a.m. at the Borzyskowski Mortuary, and St. Stanislaus Church at 9 a.m., the Rev. N. F. Grulkowski officiating. Burial will be In St. Mary's Cem- etery. Friends may call Saturday eve- ning after 7 o'clock and Sunday afternoon and evening. The rosary will be said at the mortuary Sat- urday at p.m., and Fr. Grul- kowski will say the rosary Sunday at the mortuary at p.m. Native of Winona Mrs. Wieczorek was born in Wi- nona Nov. 18, 1914, thg former Cleo Noeske, c aughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noeske. interview from Cincinnati Taft 'had said in his Tuesday night speech he was giving only his per- sonal views on the Far Eastern Con oil ucitruoc .u tiv" suiiai vicvvo the hands of Secretary Wilson and situation and had said these views were not intended "as any criti- cism of what is being done or not done." The senator's son said he is satisfied the difference of opinion could not be construed as a "break" with the President, nor would it be likely to.be reflected in opposition to administration policies. Taft is scheduled to return to Washington Sunday. The Eisenhower and Taft state- ments left the two most powerful men in the Republican party pub- licly at odds not only on the U. N.'s future role in the Far East if truce talks fail but on the methods by which peace might be attained in that area. Taft has favored a "one-bite" approach to a Korean settlement, wrapping up also the problems of Formosa and Indochina in a single agreement, Eisenhower told yesterday's news conference that objectives are not attained in one great sudden agreement that everybody sits down and signs. He said if the present U. N. truce offer, is accept- ed by the Communists the Allies would be in a better position to go ahead with a just program in Korea than they are now. Taft said in his Tuesday night speech any truce under present conditions is bound to be "extreme- Under Secretary Roger Kyes. Kelly Report One of the Kelly report's major recommendations is that the peo- ple of this country be acquainted with the hard facts of their situa- tion. A drait summary of the air defense problem, suitable for pub- lication, has been given to Wilson and Kyes. Will they publish, or will they suppress this document? Will they act on the Kelly report, or will they shove the whole pain- ful problem back under the rug? There would be no more final and decisive trial oJ the purpose1; and character of the new defense This irue for three reasons. First of all, there is the nature of the problem itself. As has been emphasized before in this space, the growth of Soviet air-atomic power will expose this country to actual destruction, at the will of the Kremlin, within the short space of two to four years. Our exist- ing air defenses are worthless. And the future danger, surely, is one that cannot be ignored by reason- ing men. Second, there is the character of the Kelly report. The warning sig- nal concerning the air defense problem was originally raised by Project Lincoln, a massive re- search task force of the Massachu- setts Institute of Technology. The confirmed, but the Lincoln program for warding off the future danger has been much criticized as over- ambitious, excessively theoretical and over-experimental. The men who prepared the report were chosen by for- mer Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett for the precise purpose of a hard-headed, practical assess- ment of the problem, instead of a purely scientific and theoretical as- sessment. Their leader was the most emi- nent scientist-industrialist in this (Continued on Page 7, Column 5) ALSOPS since it would divide soldiers to be used against Nation alist-held Formosa and French Indochina. If the truce efforts fail, Taft pro- posed that the U. S. tell England and other allies that it is with- drawing from all further peace negotiations. He did not outline what further steps he would take. "If you are going to go it alone one Eisenhower said, "you of course have to go it alone every- where. Our whole policy is based on this theory: No single nation can live alone in the world. Ws have to have friends." ago when they moved to Alma. Mrs. Wieczorek traveled with her husband during several baseball seasons. He played with independ- ent teams in Winona and broke in- to organized baseball with the Du- luth Dukes of the Northern League before becoming the property of the St. Louis Cardinals. He played American Association ball with Co- lumbus before World War II and with St. Paul following the war. Wieczorek is employed by the Dairyland Power Al- ma, Mrs. Wieczorek is survived by her husband; four children, Law- rence, 18; Lois, 16; Belle, 9, and Joseph, 7; five sisters, Mrs. Flor- ian (Eileen) Glaunert, Mrs. Harold (Vera) Englund, Mrs. George (Doris) Modjeski, and Mrs. Clar- ence (Gretchen) Brandt, all of Wi- nona, and Mrs. Juanita Knopp, Belleville, HI., and two brothers, William and Melvin, Winona. Judge Sets 4th Execution Date For Rosenbergs NEW YORK W) Condemned atom spies Julius and Ethel Ros- enberg were sentenced today to die in the Sing Sing prison elec- tric chair the week of June 15. This was the fourth time that Federal Judge Irving R. Kaufman had set the execution date amid a maze of legaf defense maneuvers which are still continuing. Defense counsel unsuccessfully sought to have Judge Kaufman postpone the setting of the date until next Monday. The Rosenbergs were accused of conspiracy to pass atom bomb secrets to Soviet Russia. They are in the Sing Sing death house. Federal attorneys firmly opposed the defense move to delay setting of a date. Speedy Senate OK Seen for New Joint Chiefs By'EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower's new team of defense chiefs appeared certain today of speedy Senate confirmation, but rumbles continued in Congress about cutbacks in Air Force funds and goals. A unanimous vote of approval by the Senate Armed Services Com- mittee, after relatively brief hear- ings, yesterday sent the nomina- tions to the Senate for indicated easy confirmation, probably next Tuesday. Adm. Arthur W. Radford, the first non-Army man selected as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was Hurrying back to the Pacific to wind up his duties as Navy commander in. that theater, Can't Reach "I was'due in Formosa Monday but I probably can't reach there i until he said, adding that he visited Formosa every six months just to check affairs. The island is headquarters for Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist China forces. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, who will take over as Army Chief of Staff, headed back for Europe even before the committee vote. As Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Ridgway had appoint- ments there and in Iceland before assuming his new post here. Adm. Robert B. Carney, named as Chief of Naval Operations, and Gen. Nathan F. Twining, who will be Air Force Chief of Staff also shared the unanimous committee approval. President Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday he can give personal assurance that pro- posed Air Force budget cuts will not reduce America's defenses be- yond a margin of safety. But Twining, in his committee appearance, said he felt the sug- gested 'reduction of five billion dollars would "delay the building of a 143-wing' Air Force." And 143 wings, Twining said, are essential to the nation's security. Wing Includes A wing includes 30 to 75 air- planes, depending upon type. For- mer President Truman's budget called for about 16% billion dollars for the year starting July 1 and 143 wings by mid-1955. Eisenhower's budget trimmed these to about 11% billions and 120 wings. Sen. Byrd one of the lawmakers who backed the new Joint Chiefs, said the air power issue is far from settled. No Paper Saturday The Republican-Herald will omit publication Saturday, Memorial.Day, as has been its custom for many years. Busi- ness wfll be suspended for the most part throughout the na- tion, llegular'news reports in- cluding local and area news will be, heard during the dou- ble holiday over KWNO and KWNO-FM. Reds Reject Part Of New Allied Plan By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN and'BILL SMNN MUNSAN The Communists rejected outright at least part of an Allied truce plan submitted in a secret meeting at Panmunjom Monday, it was disclosed today. The plan had been called a "now-or-never" offer by many sources. There was no indication whether the Reds would change their minds at next Monday's meeting, the first after a week-long recess. The Reds-object to release of-any Red prisoners as civilians-in South Korea, or leaving to the U. N. General Assembly the ultimate disposition of prisoners unwilling to return to Communism. These "can not be agreed to by our North Korean Gen. Nam II told the Allies. His reply was released in excerpts from the rec- ord of Monday's meeting. Nam said it is "inconceivable" Final Rehearsal For Coronation Goes Off Well LONDON (Si The final full- dress rehearsal of the coronation went off without a hitch and Queen Elizabeth II knows her part so well she left it up to a stand-in to play her role. Crowds outside Westminster Ab- bey got a good preview of the rkh pageantry surrounding next Tues- day's big the trial run was behind closed doors. More than persons took part in the 2V4 hour practice, Tne aiueo. pian, sum uuuci uiii- f cial secrecy, has rankled South carried out with all tile trappings that the Allies propose turning over any Red prisoners to the U.N. which he labeled "a belligerent it- self." The U. N. General Assembly.on Dec, 5, 1952, approved an armi- stice: plan drafted by India which provided that final disposition of unwilling prisoners be left to the U. N. Believed True The excerpt was'revealed in a letter which Maj. Gen. Choi Duk Shin, South Korean truce delegate, delivered Thursday to the senior allied delegate, Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr. Although not made public, the letter was obtained from reliable sources which can not be identified. The allied plan, still under offi- Koreans. Government officials have threatened to boycott the truce talks and possibly fight on alone unless the plan is killed or revised. There were cries of "appease- ment" of the Communists and a "sellout" of South Korea. In his letter to Harrison, Choi specifically called on the U. N. truce delegation to: 1. Transmit to "the -policy mak- ing authority" the opinion and rtc- ommendations in his letter. 2. Withdraw the latest Allied truce proposal and prepare a new proposal after the talks are re- sumed Monday. 3. Grant "full consultation" well in advance to the Republic of Ko- rea in the preparation of the' new proposal. Choi went out of his way to make clear that the letter represented "my personal point of view." How- ever, it was known that the letter was approved by President Syng- man Rhee and was taken .by South Korean government leaders to rep- resent the views of the Republic of Korea. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy, warm and humid tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Low tonight 66, high Saturday 90. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 80; minimum, 58, noon, 80; precipitation, .02; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at 4.28. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 78 at a.m. to- day, min. 65 at noon Thursday. Noon overcast at feet, visibility 12 miles, wind calm, humidity 87 per cent, bar- ometer 29.83 falling slowly. under the watchful eye of the Duke of Norfolk, who as Earl Marshal is directing the coronation. The Duke's wife played the role of the won her hus- band's admiration for a "superb and supreme performance." 4-Engine Plane Breaks Record in Hop to Paris PARIS Wl four-engine trans- port plane completed today the first non-stop commercial airliner flight from Los Angeles to Paris, covering the miles in 20 hours and 28 minutes. The Douglas DC-6B averaged 278 miles an hour on the flight, which broke the previous non-stop record of miles for commercial planes. Transport Aeriens Intercontint- entaux, a French airline, purchas ed the plane from Douglas. The plane took the Great Circle route, flying over Winnipeg, Hud- son Bay and Southern. Greenland, Federal Employes Fired WASHINGTON Wl The Health Education and Welfare Depart ment has given dismissal notices to about employes, because of budget cuts. An official told a reporter to day the reduction in force no tices were distributed through the Department's agencies this way: Public Health Service, a net cu of Food and Drug Admin istration, 100; Office of Educa tion 50; and miscellaneous 50. The notices are based on the prospective budget for the year starting July 1 and some may be rescinded if the Senate approves more money than the House voted Duluth Honors Oldest Civil War By HERB COLEMAN DULUTH, Minn, Albert Henry Woolson has his blue serge suit with brass buttons cleaned and pressed and the "GAR" on his uniform Saturday is the old soldier's 84th Memorial Day and the 106-year- old Civil War veteran will be the center of Duluth's observance of A busy schedule has been set for Woolson, who the first note Memorial Day without a single comrade in the Grand Army of the Republic The organization once counted members Named .Vice Commander in Chief of the GAR at its last session, Woolson is the only survivor of the Union Army in the Civil War. James A. Hard, Rochester. N. Y., the only other Northern veteran, died March 12. Memorial Day was first offici- ally observed in 1869 on the order John A. Logan, GAR com- mander. Woolson's self-designed GAR uni- form came back from the cleaners Thursday. He will put it on and at 9 a. m. Saturday will lay a wreath on the soldiers' and sailors' monument in front of the Duluth Courthouse. A half hour later, he will get into a convertible and assume- his post as 'honorary grand marshal of a parade down Duluth's main thor- oughfare. Superior Street. Then, in a ceremony at the Duluth Armory, he will receive a plaque from the Duluth Lions Club and citations from the national American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The names of Du- luth's war dead will be read and taps will sound. Woolson will then ride to "a Du- luth cemetery for a tribute to the dead. A native of Watertown, N. Y., Woolson was a drummer boy in the Civil War, enlisting when he was 17 in the first Minnesota Artillery Regiment. He spent less than a year in the Union blue, serving the entire time on garrison duty in Chattanooga, Tenn. A daughter and son-in-law live here with him, but old Albert is able to care for himself almost in the wintertime even shovels away a few scoops of snow. Woolson says he is through "say- ing something important" on Me- morial Days. He told a reporter he's just 'Very, very proud to be able to pay homage" to the Amer- ican dead of five wars in his life- Civil War, Spanish American War, two World Wars and Korean. W_ar. Reinforcements Into Bitter Fight 'One Big Cloud Of Exploding Shells' Reported at Front SEOUL wr-U.1 S. and Turkish troops pulled off Outpost Vegas and Elko Friday night as the big Chinese drive rose in fury along the ancient invasion road to Seoul, 30 miles to the south. A front line dispatch said Al- lied artillery at once loosed a fur- ious bombardment o n the two scarred heights. Chinese guns re- plied and the artillery duel raged jeneath a full moon. The Chinese Communists, strik- ing with men in the west while mounting a drive in the center, thus had seized three outpost hills east of the truce town of Panmunjom. The third was Car- son, which fell Thursday night. The weary Americans and pulled back on orders after more than 24 hours of bloody fighting, often with the bayonet. Cloud ei Dust Savage artillery pounding from both sides bad ripped up trenches, bunkers and fox holes on Vegai and Elko. AP Correspondent Forrest Ed- wards .reported a five-mile front along the row of hills guarding the road to Seoul was' "one big cloud of dust, smoke and exploding shells." Marina tanks stood on the main line ppsitions and poured hundreds of high velocity shells into the ranks of the oncoming Reds. Waves of fighter-bombers hurled bombs and flaming jellied gasoline on the attackers. Sabre jets probably destroyed one Communist MIG and damaged three in sky battles over North Korea. Otirer Sabres blasted a troop billeting area near the mouth of the Yalu River in their deepest penetration of North Korea as fighter-bombers, the Air Force said. Americans of the U. S. 25th Di- vision forced their way to the peak of Outpost 'Elko in a bitter hand grenade charge. The Turis had fought off pres- sure from three sides of Elko for hours. It was not clear whether the outpost was lost temporarily or whether the Americans broke through Red lines to relieve the Turks. Turkish forces on Vegas, where hand-to-hand fighting was reported said they were in full control but a bitter battle was still underway on the forward slopes. The two-point attack in the West and on the East-Central Front is the biggest since the battles for the Kumhwa Ridges last October. Brig. Gen. Sirri A.car, Turkish brigade commander, said his men had killed or wounded Chi- nese. He estimated that the Reds had from 1V4 )o two divisions ready to throw into the Western Front fighting. That would be up to men. "We beat them before and we'll beat them Acar said con- fidently. There was .ao immediate esti- mate of losses among two Chinese battalions beaten back by British troops defending The Hook, an- other outpost 10 to 12 miles east of Panmunjom. Fx-POW at BRF Plans to Marry BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. The story of the returned prisoner of war who was spurned by "the girl back home" is going to have a happy ending. Cpl. Lione E. Peterson said to- night, he is engaged' to a student nurse. He he "used to go with her. way back before." "Before" meant previous to the time he entered the Marines, was shipped to Korea, was imprisoned by the Reds, released under the POW exchange, and learned that 0 d a na Stenerson the girl he thought would marry engaged to another man. When a'sked if he has seen Odana since her marriage May 9, Peter- son said: "We'll not talk about that." Then he added with a smile ia his voice, "I'm already engaged to be married." He then asked across the room aside from the "Do you want your name in paper, She did. The girl is Delores Lar- son of Taylor, Wis. She's 31, aja AS ttw owpoiaL   

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